July 2018 Progress Update


Things are developing pretty well in the Stiilbird Community!

A big thank you to everyone who has bought and streamed the E.P. releases. Sales of both CD’s are growing and the feedback from people who have bought them is really very encouraging.

It would seem that a lot of people do appreciate well presented original music, particularly when they are not a big fan of most modern Radio Music!

Record Stores like Revival in Bath and Rough Trade in Bristol are now considering the sale of our Recordings!

As well as looking for collaborators and Singers, (particularly Female Vocalists), We’ve also been busy putting the songs for the proposed 2019 Album ‘Accolade‘ though the Editing / Arranging & & Post Production needed in order to match the quality of the first X2 EP’S.

Radio Stations on both sides of the Atlantic are playing Stiilbird Songs on their Rostra and our Spotify & Soundcloud Pages are growing by the day. Over 5000 Plays on SC and quite a few Regular Listeners on Spotify.

FAB! ‘Fly & Be Free’

Steve

The Artists Way?

It is a long-established fact that Musicians and Artists are not too clever at keeping their Admin in order.
Most Musician’s run a mile when you mention paperwork. It’s true that the Admin can take as long, if not longer than the actual writing of the Songs/Music itself. BUT.. (and this is a big but!) without it no body ever sees any return on all their hard work or investment of time and effort.

Often many. many people contribute to the making of a Record and sometimes they don’t get any returns on their efforts.The creation of a piece of work, be it – Art or Music is really only the very tip of the Ice-Berg and the underlying 9/10th’s of the work is what can hopefully give more meaning and importance to the work, albeit then.. stealing time from the Artist that might well have been more conducive to his soul if he were to be writing more new material etc!

Studio Updates 2018

Stiilbird Home Studio Recording Console:

INSTRUMENTS:

Govnor Acoustic Guitar

Stagg Adamas Acstic Guitar

Godin Acousticaster

Apple Creek Teardrop Dulcimer

Musikalia Hourglass Dulcimer

Galvetston Acoustic Bass

Roland EP77 Electric Piano

HARDWARE:

Mac Mini Core 2 Duo – 8 Gig Ram

Motu 8 Pre – Sound Card 8 in x2 out

Samson Servo Amp 30 watts per channel

TLAudio Ivory Valve Mic Pre – Amp

Marshall AC 50 Acoustic Amp 

Novation Midi Keyboard / Controller

PreSonus Fader Port

Samson Go-Mics x 2

Rode NT1A X2

Sure SM58

Alisis Mk1 Studio Monitors

Rogers Studio Monitors

Roland  EP. 77 Electric Piano

SOFTWARE:

Logic Pro X (UA Logic Mod)

AAS – Long Lizard and  String Studio

Wire Tap Studio

K Meter

Klanghelm Plug-Ins